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Sea Girt in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Black 3rd

 
 
Thomas Black 3rd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2017
1. Thomas Black 3rd Marker
Inscription.
This pavilion is dedicated to
Thomas Black 3rd
A hero of the SS Morro Castle
disaster in 1934

He served the people of Sea Girt
32 years
Councilman 1956 – 1969 / Mayor 1970 – 1988

He was an avid fisherman
and lover of the sea

 
Location. 40° 8.187′ N, 74° 1.624′ W. Marker is in Sea Girt, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Blvd. and Beacon Blvd., on the right when traveling north on Ocean Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Sea Girt Pavilion on the boardwalk. Marker is in this post office area: Sea Girt NJ 08750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sea Girt Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Anniversary of the Sea Girt Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Manasquan Fire Bell (approx. 1.6 miles away); World War II Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Korean - Vietnam - Persian Gulf Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Malta Shipwreck (approx. 3 miles away); Breslin War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sea Girt.
 
Also see . . .
Thomas Black 3rd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2017
2. Thomas Black 3rd Marker
Thomas Black was a lifeguard in Sea Girt who joined in efforts to rescue people from the SS Morro Castle as it burned offshore. High waves prevented the launching of lifeboats, so Black and others swam out to where the surf broke and pulled in 15 people, many of whom were near death.
 Fateful, Final Cruise of the Morro Castle: Shore Tragedy, Inspiring Rescue Remembered. Sea Girt Lighthouse website. (Submitted on May 17, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker in the Sea Girt Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2017
3. Marker in the Sea Girt Pavilion
Marker in Sea Girt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2017
4. Marker in Sea Girt
The Sea Girt Lighthouse can be seen across the street from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 17, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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